sucker (one) into (something)

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sucker (one) into (something)

slang To trick, dupe, or con one into doing something or becoming involved in something. I can't believe they suckered me into investing my life savings! The sleazy car dealership uses attractive, smooth-talking young women to sucker you into buying more expensive models of cars. He suckered his opponent into an argument about climate change, which he knew he could easily win.
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sucker someone into something

 and sucker someone in
Sl. to deceive someone into some sort of scam or confidence game; to play someone for a fool. Surely you don't think you can sucker me into doing something as stupid as that, do you? The con artist suckered in an unsuspecting tourist.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sucker into

v.
To cause someone to do or believe something by deceptive or fraudulent means: The con artist tried to sucker me into revealing my credit card number.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

sucker someone into something

and sucker someone in
tv. to deceive someone into some sort of scam or confidence game; to play someone for a fool. Surely you don’t think you can sucker me into doing something as stupid as that, do you? I’m too smart. You can’t sucker me in!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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